A Joyful Bird

I chose a Hummingbird for my “Draw A Bird” day.  A special thanks to Nina and Kerfe at Method Two Madness for hosting this month’s challenge.  Be sure to check out their blog as they will be compiling a list of participants who created a bird today.

Here is my Hummingbird in a fine black Sharpie and watercolor:

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Did you know that a Hummingbird gets its name from the vibration of its wings as it hovers or flies?  Unlike any other bird, a Hummingbird can fly backward, forward and sideways.

Don’t forget to hum as you go about your day.  May the vibration bring you JOY!

Happy Creating!  🙂

48 responses to “A Joyful Bird

  1. how sweet!! one of my all time favorite birds Jill, and you have the color just right! love the scarlet flower too 🙂

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  2. So sweet can’t wait for the hummers to come back!

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  3. I will definitely be humming. A bird and a flower too! Don’t forget to put your link in my comments. (K)

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  4. Ooooh….love this!

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  5. Lovely Jill, like the play of loose watercolor wash and details in the bird.

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  6. Hummingbirds were my MIL’s favorite bird! They seem so tiny and delicate but are master migrators. I’ve only seen about 4 different species and they’re all darling, just like your painting! ❤

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  7. Lovely little bird, love the iridescence. N.

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  8. So beautiful! Love the vibrant green!

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  9. Hi Jill – your hummingbird is truly joyful. I love the iridescent shades of blue and green. We have lots of hummingbirds in my neighborhood. Have a happy day. 😄💕🌺

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  10. Oooo That’s so pretty! What a beautiful colors Jill 💕

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  11. Love this, Jill. Good vibrations!

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  12. What a beautiful hummingbird! I love the freshness of your sketch and how your pen line is so refined. I’m humming now!

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  13. Fab hummingbird, Jill!! ❤️😃 it’s both beautiful and adorable in one great package!!

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  14. Gorgeous hummingbird, I once thought I saw an escaped one…in the uk!!! Lol I chased it around the garden as it popped its beak into the flowers, turn out it was the hummingbird month, still amazing as it is also pretty rare here.
    I saw an above reply about irridecent mediums, Windsor and Newton do exactly that sort of thing, or cheaper still, twinkling H2o, cosmic shimmer, do craft paint with mica in, they are hard paints like a watercolour pan, you can get many colours, and most shimmer beautifully, I have used on fish in the past.

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    • Thank you Rebecca! 😄 I will have to look up a Hummingbird moth – I have never seen one. And thanks for the info about iridescent mediums! I will have to look into it. I use mostly W&N watercolors so I’m excited to hear they also have a product. 💕🎨

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  15. Good vibrations :-D! Your hummingbird and flower are superb Jill. Such beautiful shapes and colours!

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  16. Beautiful and sweet! Love the layering of greens that give it a nice depth, definitely get the feeling of happy humming here. Thank you for sharing.

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  18. Jill one of my favourites pieces from you, so very beautiful and one day I want to travel to the states to see one in the flesh. My favourite birdy of all time.

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